To stay over at a woman’s place who has a child.What for? He has no romantic feelings attached to her neither is he attracted to her so there was no ulterior motive, it was an accident, unplanned and now this predicament but as soon as the rain subsides and he feels better, he would leave.
He sneezes again.
Megan has an expression on her face, unreadable.
Damnit damnit damnit!!!
God would I be terribly mean to tell him I don’t care and have him go out under the rain, pain or not, and leave him in his car. He can sleep there right. I will give him a blanket and tea too.
I don’t want him here.
“Look, I will sleep on the couch, floor whatever.I just need to disturb you for tea, and a warm bath. The cold isn’t my friend at all, I don’t want to fall sick in your house”‘
“‘I get really sick too Uncle Sean, mummy covers me with everything, then rubs something hot on my body, right mummy? Mummy, you will give Uncle Sean too right?” she turns looking at her mother, then she looks back at Sean “It’s really hot, I scream and I cry. But mummy says it makes me feel better and in the morning, I feel better, I jump and play” she claps her hands giggling
“What is that, heat balm?” Sean directs the question to Megan.
“Stop jumping on my body Kikina”
She didn’t like this, she didn’t like this one bit.
“You can use the bathroom, there is the kitchen you can serve yourself tea” Megan says, she wouldn’t want him to change in her small living room or have Kiki run into him changing.
Sean nods, watching her disappear into the next room, getting into the toilet, he strips, spreading his wet cloths on the hanger… he stares at his back on the mirror, from his waist he notices the result of his fall, it was slightly swollen, he winces in pain as he touches it… he wouldn’t mind that heat balm one bit.
He takes a warm shower, trying to avoid looking at her undies hung in the toilet. They were pretty undies… does she wear matching undies or she mixes. Hmm, he liked the red one and the pink one, and the white ones… how would she look in those he wonders… even with her cloths on, if he has to admit, she did have a nice body, perfectly shaped and all. She definitely would look super great when she is wearing nothing but her undies…
Stop it Sean!.
He mentally slaps himself.
Stepping out of the shower, wincing in pain in every movement, he turns to look at his back again.. it felt like the swelling was gaining momentum, he tries to rub it but the pain felt like lightning bolts shooting through his body.
He is staring at it, willing it to go away…
Megan comes out of the room with the heat palm in her hand, her tiny living room was quiet, he wasn’t there. No noise, even the shower in the bathroom wasn’t on.
Did he leave. Did he really leave?
There was no sign of him anywhere.
She has been inside the room with kiki, trying to put her in bed, it’s been over an hour.
Maybe he braced the rain and left, she would check if his car is still here, but let her hang Kiki’s towel in the bathroom and wash her hands off the heat balm so she doesn’t rub her eyes or her tush with it by mistake, she wouldn’t want to be dancing the primantis dance tonight.
She grabs the door nobe,turns and pushes it open stepping forward.
First shock, then realization then profound embarrassment,s he screams turning around almost immediately.
“Oh my God! I am so so sorry” she exclaims closing her eyes
Sean who had been staring at the mirror, backing it because he was looking at his swollen waist had his front facing the door, dripping wet to the floor and still naked. As soon as the door opens and he heard a scream he turns to look at Megan ,her eyes nearly popping out of their sockets, he quickly covers his member with both hands..
“Christ!!” He exclaims
“Why didn’t you lock the door, I am so sorry. Goddamnit! I have four year old daughter Sean, what the hell is wrong with you?” she fumes
“There wasn’t any lock, I tried and… I didn’t think anyone would barge in knowing I was taking a shower!!”‘
“You say I did it on purpose?” Megan threw off her shoulders, shit!! She remembers her toilet door doesn’t have a lock, she never has men in her house, never saw the need to fix it when it got bad, still, he didn’t have to stand naked there”
“No! I didn’t say so, I am just saying… oh never mind” Sean says reaching for the towel and wrapping himself, while she backs him.
“Can you put some cloths on please, I thought you left and… oh never mind” She breaths holding her head
“I am tying the towel, it’s safe to turn”
She does so slowly “Cloths would have been nice, I gave you a tracksuit”‘
“You would have to excuse me so I dry myself and wear it” he says, durh!!
“Whatever!! Need to wash my hand from the heat balm” she,c learly uncomfortable steps into the bathroom..
“‘Can I have it please, I think it would help with the swelling,s ee?” he turns to show her
She does look, frowning, okay, that was a nasty swell, no wonder he could hardly stand straight, won’t be able to sit and drive either.
Whatever! he shouldn’t have insisted on driving them home.
“Here, take it”‘
He does, putting some in his hand.. not able to reach he struggles with the pain with stretching,..Öuch!! owww!! Damnit”‘
She grabs it from his hands “Just turn so I can help you with it”‘
“No I can, I just have to-“‘
He does so, holding onto the door, he spreads the hands
“it’s gonna sting, so hold on tight”
She felt his body tense and rigid as she applies the heat balm, rubbing it in, he swears a couple of time, she could feel him shaking, was it out of pain or cold.
He sneezes again.
He really was going to catch a fever. Done with his swelling waist, she straightens up “rub it over your chest” she says, looking at her hands with more heat balm on it, sighing she spreads it across his back, then goes to wash her hands and leaves.
“Thank you, it’s burning hot but thank you”‘ Sean says coming out to meet her brewing hot chocolate tea. She gives him a cup, nods and leaves
Done, he lays on the chair for a while staring at the Tv, then he falls asleep.
He wakes up to someone playing with his face, he opens his eyes to see Kiki, with lipstick and eye shadows, she is giggling “Hi Grandma”!! she says giggling, she gives him the mirror
Sean takes it and looks at his face, more like Hi Gorilla!!! He drops the mirror and looks at Kiki
“I look hideous, like a monster. Do you know what will happen right now due to what you have done?”
She shakes her head
”I am going to eat you up!” he roars, Kiki happily screams and made to run, he grabs her and swings her over his shoulders and runs around the small house with her… round and round and almost bumps into a stiff obstacle standing at the doorway.
“Put my daughter down!!” Megan’s eyes is blazing
TO BE CONT.